CSR-A USA Office

Gold CSR Accreditation for Bucks New University for the second time

Gold CSR Accreditation for Bucks New University for the second time

Gold CSR Accreditation for Bucks New University for the second time

I am really delighted to announce that Buckinghamshire New University have just achieved a Gold CSR Re Accreditation.
Congratulations to Louise Harvey and her team for a stunning application.

It is very impressive to achieve a gold CSR Accreditation in the first instant, but to maintain and improve the standard is exceptional. Their first CSR Accreditation started them on their CSR Journey and since then they have signed the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Accord and announced their pledge to go carbon net zero by 2030.

Their application outlined their positive contribution across four key areas:
• Environment – reducing use of energy, natural resources, and waste, supported by ‘green’ travel policies;
• Workplace – wellbeing and recognition initiatives; promoting equality, diversity and inclusion; and developing our people’s skills;
• Community – fundraising; COVID-19 response; and outreach work with local schools.
• Philanthropy – financial support of the Bucks Students’ Union; volunteering; and tackling local hygiene poverty.

Join Buckinghamshire New University and become CSR Accredited. To register for free please visit:

It’s amazing what we are already doing that we don’t talk about. CSR-A provides the perfect opportunity to tell your positive story.

You are never more than 10 away weeks from being CSR Accredited.

What is CSR Accreditation?
Achieving CSR Accreditation is a visible testimony of excellence in Social Responsibility. The accreditation helps you integrate social, environmental, ethical, human rights and consumer concerns into your business operations and strategy.

A CSR Accreditation can be used to:

  • Deliver the information required for ESG (Environmental Social Governance) reporting
  • Identify the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) which you may wish to support.
  • Write a Social Value policy
  • Reduce negative impact on climate change – Race to Zero
  • Produce a Social Impact Report.
  • Enrich, enable and engage employees, shareholders and stakeholders.

CSR-A run the only CSR Accreditation scheme in the UK and now operate globally
The CSR Accreditation is an effective way to benchmark what you are already doing with regard to social responsibility. It is a process in which you collate, measure and report on your organisation’s socially responsible activities. An accreditation will also provide you with a roadmap for planning future activity.

This is a fully holistic and inclusive approach that allows for all organisations – private, public and third sector and is for all sizes from sole traders to large corporations. It employs a white paper approach that promotes an organisation’s individuality.

The application process provides a simple and straightforward template where you record activity against the Social Responsibility ‘Four Pillars’ of environment, workplace, community and philanthropy. Each Social Responsibility Pillar is designed to help you impact report on areas such as energy performance, recycling, staff engagement, health and well-being, community engagement and support for local and national charities.

The establishment of a CSR Accreditation is a crucial component of a company’s competitiveness and something that should be led by the business itself. For companies, the overall aim is to achieve a positive impact on society as a whole while maximising the creation of shared value for the owners of the business, its employees, shareholders and stakeholders.